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Monash University

4.4 out of 5 (31 ratings / 23 reviews) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Monash University is ranked amongst the world's most prestigious universities. Graduating with a degree from a university in the world's top one per cent adds significant value to your resume. Our global reputation ensures you are recognised for your skills and talent – no matter where in the world you choose to pursue your dreams.

Bachelor's programmes

Law (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Humanities (2)
Journalism & Media (1)



Named after engineer, military leader and public administrator Sir John Monash, Monash University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1958. When our first students began their studies at our foundation campus in Clayton in 1961, we became the first university established in the state of Victoria in over 100 years.


We offer a large number of courses across numerous disciplines.

At Monash you can choose from many study options including double degrees, part-time study, off-campus learning and alternative pathways.


Research is central to what we do at Monash University.

Since our establishment just over 50 years ago, we have become known for producing research that has an influence well beyond the academic community.

Many of our researcher have made discoveries leading to significant and lasting impacts, both in Australia and around the world. I believe that an important factor in this has been Monash's focus on research that is not limited by disciplinary or institutional barriers, but finds ways to overcome these hurdles.


Got a question about your career? Make an appointment with one of our friendly career education consultants. You can also log in to Career Gateway and view available jobs.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

Once you've enrolled in units you can start planning your Orientation Week activities. At Monash we want you to feel welcome and at home as soon as you arrive! Orientation Week is held in the week before teaching starts, and it's designed to help you get to know your new uni, your fellow students and your campus.

Moving to a new country to study can be daunting, especially if you are living away from family for the first time. At Monash we have a range of services that support you before and after you arrive in Australia. These include pre-departure briefings to help you feel comfortable from the moment you get here. We also offer a free pick-up service to take you from Melbourne Airport to your accommodation.

Housing services

At Monash, we foster a sense of community among our students.

Community means safety, friendship, support and wellbeing. A vital part of preparing yourself for a life of learning, innovation and exploration is the opportunity to meet and learn from one another. This is what living on campus, or in "Res" offers.

For students who live on campus, university life continues beyond the classrooms. Every residence has a long list of activities to help you meet people, stay connected, form study groups and enjoy your time. Friends you make in Res may well become lifelong connections and form part of your social and professional networks well beyond graduation.

  • Halls of residence
  • Single-room studios
  • Shared flats and houses

Library services

Monash University Library is one of Australia's leading academic libraries, with a long-standing reputation for innovation and excellence.

Monash University Library strengthens the University by providing outstanding scholarly resources and study facilities and through leadership in research skills development, scholarly communication and use of technology.

Medical services

Medical clinics are located at the Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses. A team of qualified professional health-care providers staff the University Health Service and are available to provide a wide range of health care including travel advice and vaccinations, mental health, referrals, minor surgery, skin checks and pathology.

Student Life

Campus life

We have five Australian campuses, a campus in Malaysia, a joint graduate school in China, a learning centre in Italy, and a research centre in India. Monash University courses are also delivered at other locations, including at Monash South Africa.

Australian campuses:
  • Berwick campus
  • Caulfield campus
  • Clayton campus
  • Peninsula campus
  • Parkville campus
International locations:
  • Monash University Malaysia
  • Monash South Africa
International centres:
  • Prato Centre, Italy
  • IITB-Monash Research Academy, India
  • Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School, China
Global network:
  • Monash Warwick Alliance

Sports facilities

You don't have to be a sports nut or gym junkie to benefit. Monash campuses have plenty of free-play areas where you can have a kick of the ball, shoot hoops with friends, or just work out on the outdoor equipment in your spare time.

Monash University also provides high-quality services and programs at discounted rates to enrich your on-campus experience. We can teach you to swim, give you expert health and fitness advice, or show you how to perform a squat lift. At the gym, you'll find classes in aerobics, martial arts, yoga, aquatics and cycling. Or, join a sports team and get involved in our social competitions.

Student clubs

Student associations provide services, activities and representation on academic affairs for students at all Monash campuses.

  • Berwick student union (MUBS)
  • Caulfield student union (MONSU)
  • Clayton student union (MSA)
  • Parkville student union (MPSU)
  • Peninsula student union (MONSU)


We are ranked in the top one per cent of world universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Student Reviews

Monash University Malaysia
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was in Monash University Malaysia, and my overall experience was amazing. But I feel the curriculum could have been better, all the finals and assignments would always come piling up in the same week. The pressure was very difficult to cope with. The assignments could be more paced out. I also felt some of the faculties were not doing there absolute best to help the...

Monash Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Staff are usually great, can have a flexible degree and change degrees/majors when you please. Nice campus and good social life.

Monash University Studies
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like that my professors were always available to answer questions in real-time, lectures one download and watch in the comfort of your own home and being part of an online community blogging, communicating and interacting on topics studied on a weekly basis. Professors and administrative staff at Monash university are extremely helpful and the website itself is...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia